It's been just over two and a half weeks since I defended my thesis, so sit down and let me tell you all about it. I met with the director of the English Graduate Program on Thursday for coffee (I had hot chocolate) at a place near my office, so I could slip away in … Continue reading Thesis Defense in Review
I'm done. I finished my critical afterword for my thesis at 8:57 this morning, printed it, and put it into my nice file folder. It's all ready to turn in this afternoon. (I'm working through lunch and then leaving work early in order to get it to Montevallo before the English office closes at 5:00.) … Continue reading That’s It!
I am so close. So very, very close. Today I sent off the first part of my thesis to my committee members. This is a 93 page fiction piece, the beginning of what I hope to be my first novel. I sent it in via email today, because I need to give them enough time … Continue reading Part I, Done!
Okay, so that's a title usually reserved for when someone gets engaged. I, however, am using it to announce the fact that I've set a date for my thesis defense! My schedule is currently as follows: September 14: Turn in draft of Critical Introduction September 21: Second adviser meeting & turn in revisions of 90+ … Continue reading We’ve Set a Date!
I'm working my way through this thesis reading list while wanting to bang my head against the wall. Not all of the books are awful, but some of them just drag on and I can't see anything super beneficial to my reading them. However, they are on my list so I'm just going to attempt … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift
Wow! We're already eight months into the year, and honestly, I've got no idea how it's August already. August has always been an interesting month for me. It's my birthday month, for one, and it's the month that school has always started in. You've got everything from final back-to-school purchase rushes to figuring out what … Continue reading Hello, August!
Welcome back to First Impression Friday, a meme created by JW Martin @ Storey of Storeys. I'm (finally) working my way through my reading list for my thesis (just a few months late...not too bad, right?), and this is the next one on my list. I'm not sure what I expected when I opened this … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Invisible Cities” by Calvino
I've finally finished my prospectus for my thesis! Now, I can't promise you that this 100% perfection, but things seem to be going all right so far. I just turned it in to my advisor this morning, so I hope to hear from her about this soon. I've had one hell of a week. If … Continue reading Prospectus
As part of my thesis project, I have to write a prospectus detailing/outlining what my project is going to be about. In reality, this is going to be a 10-15 page paper that is incredibly an highly detailed. Last fall, as part of my ENG 500 class, I had to write a pre-prospectus that I … Continue reading Creative Thesis Pre-Prospectus
My thesis advisor sent me an email last week, asking me to set up a time to talk with her, but in True Lauren Fashion™, I put it off. I ran into her this morning while in-between students for ENG 100 (I have 12 students that I'm tutoring individually in writing this semester), and asked … Continue reading First Thesis Advisor Meeting!